Nabor Quiroz is a celebrity in the world of handmade homemade tamales. His wife and daughters are in charge of production and he is the company’s primary distribution channel. Known also as “Tamale Man,” Quiroz has been peddling tamales in Texoma from the back of his SUV for more than a decade. Now the family is opening a permanent business in Van Alstyneat the site of the Elmont Farmers Market.
In a story we did on Christmas Tamales in the Nov/Dec 2008 issue we listed him along with Lupe’s Tamales in Sherman, as a place to get holiday tamales. Quiroz says with all due respect, “Please do not confuse me with Lupe’s. They are very different from my family’s homemade tamales. Hacemos el mejor tamales.”
Quiroz still makes the rounds from Whitesboro to Bonham and everywhere in between. He typically sells as many as 80 dozen daily. They come in pork, beef, chicken, cheese, and poblano pepper. His prices are slightly less than competitiors and he says “Mi tamales de peso más que otros proveedores.”
You might be able to catch Tamale Man Nabor Quiroz delivering in your area, but to order and have your tamales delivered directly to your home or office call (903) 744-0565. The stand is open at Elmont Farmers Market, FM 121 West and Elmont Road in Van Alstyne.
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We also have wondered what happened to Nabor. At one time he was working on a bricks and mortar cafe in Sherman, but that’s the last we heard.